Program Overview – Parent Outreach Program, Community Care
The Parent Outreach Program provides an in-home teaching program to parents of children with a developmental disability. All Home Visitors, being parents of children with a developmental disability, have an intimate knowledge of the day to day issues faced by other parents in raising their child with a developmental disability. The goals of the program are: to teach parents how to teach their children at home, to coordinate efforts with classroom teachers, and to help parents obtain other services within their community.
What You Will Do
· Provide support and training to parents of children with developmental delays in their own homes on a weekly or biweekly basis.
· Develop and deliver programs to parents that are designed to increase their child’s life and self-help skills.
· Help parents to develop skills in assessing their child’s abilities, setting specific behavioural objectives, breaking down behaviours into teachable steps, and rewarding positive behaviour.
· Provide parents with accurate information about community resources.
· Visit classroom teachers on a bi-weekly basis to discuss home teaching goals and strategies.
· Attend case conferences, school board IPRCs as necessary where support is beneficial to both the child and the parent.
· Co-ordinate and attend Parent Share meetings.
· Complete and compile child files to monitor activities during home and school visits, measuring progress and filing daily reports.
· Set up and maintain a personal and efficient work schedule for conducting home and school visits, record keeping, and data submission within the time limits of the position.
· Ensure the anti-racism objectives and community development principles of the organization are achieved within the program.
What You Bring to the Team
· Secondary School or equivalent.
· Must be a parent of a child with a developmental disability living with them at home.
· Excellent computer skills (Windows, MS Office including Teams) and comfortable with technology (due to COVID-19, many of the visits are virtual).
What Will Set You Apart
· One-on-one interviewing and supportive engagement skills.
· Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
· Good listening skills.
· Knowledge of social service and community resources specifically within the developmental service sector.
· Knowledge of the school and day care systems as they relate to children with special needs.
· Knowledge and sensitivity to issues of marginalized populations.
· Must have a valid driver’s license. Access to a car is an asset.
· Good documentation skills.
· Good verbal and written English language skills.
· Strong organizational skills and ability to function under minimal supervision.
How to Applyhttps://woodgreencommunityservices.applytojob.com/apply/PMtcjsqHZ8/Home-Visitor-2020249CC?source=Ontario+Nonprofit+Network
About WoodGreen Community Services
Who We Are
A United Way Anchor Agency, WoodGreen combines significant scale and a proven track record with an entrepreneurial mindset, continuously seeking and developing innovative solutions to critical social needs.
Now in our 82nd year, we are one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year. We’re a group of diverse individuals who value respect, excellence, compassion, integrity, and team work.